Minnesota's Legacy

Acquire Microfilm Reader/Printer/Scanner with Computer

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,070
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Roseau County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
September 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Roseau
Roseau
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,070
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,150
Direct expenses
$10,220
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Measurable Outcome(s)

Over the course of the project we have been able to get better, cleaner scans from microfilm reels. We have used the reader/scanner to help patrons research many topics and have been able to get usable photographs off of the reels. Staff, volunteers, and research center patrons have found that the machine is easy to use and offers many more options when scanning.
In the long term, RCHS staff will continue to work with the OCR premium software to make scan-able PDF prints. This will help the research information grow and become more readly available for researchers.

Source of Additional Funds

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Recipient Board Members
Glenn Holm, Harriet Heinen, Lola Grafstrom, Steve Dostal, Irene Olson, Sheila Winstead, Bruce Olson, Robert Granitz, Jolene Juhl, Colleen Lorenson, Karen Hagen, Katie Hedlund
Project Overview

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Project Manager
First Name
Britt
Last Name
Dahl
Organization Name
Roseau County Historical Society
Street Address
121 Center Street E, Ste 101
City
Roseau
State
MN
Zip Code
56751
Phone
218-463-1918
Email
rchsroseau@mncable.net